Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Club Got Sketch - Sketch #2

As you know, the last few weeks have been ridiculously busy for me. I have been planning our school's trip to Tennessee for Global Finals, volunteering with the yearbook (for both the elementary and middle schools - sshhhhh don't tell Dominic, he'll kill me!) and so many other things too!

However, I have definitely been scrapping!!! Here is Sketch #2 of Club Got Sketch - if you are a fan of sketches, you will love love love Val Salmon's sketches!

Here is my interpretation of Sketch #2.

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock): BasicGrey (pattern paper, chipboard elements, border stickers, alphas, journal spot); American Crafts (pen); stitching; Kaiser (pearls)

Supplies:  Bazzill (cardstock); Fancy Pants (pattern paper, die cut stickers, border stickers); Maya Road (chipboard flags); Tattered Angels (glimmer mist); American Crafts (alphas); ribbon (source unknown)

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Catchin' Up!!!

Well, I must confess that I was feeling rather overwhelmed these last 2 weeks in preparation for our Spring Break vacation. Why is it that things appear to compound and spin out of control just before leaving on vacation? Why does everyone *need* everything before one must leave??? Why are all the meetings required to happen before vacation??? It never fails; that is what happens, along with other mishaps along the way.

One of the *must-do* meetings was the Passion for Excellence award Madison received from Melissa Hollingsworth. It was a FABULOUS ceremony. Melissa was an excellent speaker, so much so, that I was moved to tears hearing her story. I also loved how Melissa made time to meet one-on-one with Madison, giving Madison a close and personal interview. Her story was rather timely as Madison has several amazing opportunities in the very near future.

Please indulge me and let me share a few photos of the event.

(I had to drag Danielle to the ceremony as she was home sick with a sinus infection. Our appointment with the pediatrician was in the afternoon. Although she doesn't look very sick in this picture! LOL)

Melissa AND Madison were great sports, including Danielle in this shot.

Melissa and Madison with Mrs. Davidson, the Principal.

The plaque presentation with Mr. Banderk and Mrs. Davidson. (I wish my lens was faster or I had learned to unlock my aperature...sigh...) Technically not the best picture but it captured the spirit of the moment.

Thanks for indulging me and letting me have a proud Mommy moment!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Really, The Weekend?

These last 10 days have been rough, as in really bad rough. Let's see...Danielle had a double ear infection and was home from school for a week, then Madison and Dominic became ill annnnnnnnd lastly, I got sick :-( I am STILL sick. It never fails - when I get sick, I get it the worst and for the longest...sigh...lucky me, I guess!

However I have done some scrapping!!! Not as much as I would like but still some. Yeah me! I still gotta feed the soul :-)

Supplies:  Close to my Heart (cardstock); The Girls Paperie (pattern paper); BoBunny (blossoms); The Twinery (twine); coluzzle (circle cutter); Kaisercraft (gems); EK Success (scallop edge punch); American Crafts (foam alphas, jewel brads); acrylic letters (source unknown); Versamagic (liquid chalk)

This layout was completed for Shotz Sketches on the Scrap Shotz blog.  The lovely Laura Gilhuly designed the sketch and we both did an interpretation of the sketch in our own styles.